The Making of an Ambassador
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Lord D’Abernon was born Edgar Vincent in Slinford, Surrey on 19 August 1857, the seventh and youngest son of the Reverend Sir Frederick Vincent, eleventh baronet, rector of Slinford and prebendary of Chichester Cathedral.1 His childhood home was The Manor House, in the village of Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey. A house had stood in this location by the River Mole since the land had been given to one Roger D’Abernon in 1086 for services rendered to William the Conqueror. Ownership passed to the Vincent family in 1620, but the house that D’Abernon knew as a boy dated primarily from the eighteenth century. It contained a large Robert Adam drawing room and a fine mahogany staircase and was widely regarded as one of the finest houses dating from this period in the county
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